Outdoor Running Adventures

Running in northern BC with my dog Kobi

Enough Snow Already


snow shoes

My snowshoe run/jog attempt

I had the week figured out, or so I thought.  My plan was to alternate each day between running outside and cross-country skiing until Sunday.  The weather forecast even indicated this could be a possibility.  Not so.  I woke up today to a ton of new snow on the ground and more still coming down coupled with a nasty northwest wind.

As a result, I talked myself into running on the treadmill (again).  I think I’m experiencing significant treadmill remorse as I’ve been running on the darn thing so much versus sucking it up and running outside.

Low and behold, 25 minutes into my treadmill run, the power went out.  I was convinced this was the universe trying to tell me to get my lazy butt out the door.  I mean, it is all about me so why wouldn’t a power outage happen solely to convey a personal message?

I sucked it up and got geared up for an outside run and of course just as I was heading out the door the power came back on.  That was the universe laughing at me.

I managed to run jog (very slowly) in snowshoes for 4km.  I thought my heart might explode it was so hard in all the deep fresh snow.  Kobi loved it even though she had to constantly stop and wait for me to catch up.

After the snowshoe we did a wee bit of Boxing Day shopping (a few stores actually open up for the big day in our little town).  It’s mostly an opportunity to run into absolutely everyone you know and chat about stuff.  I did purchase a purple toque and some jeans for a good price.

Not sure if I will be able to ski tomorrow as there will likely be another foot of new snow.  I reckon I’ll be snowshoeing for the rest of winter at this rate or I’ll be buying Kobi her own treadmill so she can run and watch television with me.


Some serious snowfall happening today

Have you ever felt the universe is sending you a message?

Author: Angie

I live in northern British Columbia, Canada. I found my dog Kobi in 2011 when she was only 5 weeks old and we've been having running adventures ever since.

6 thoughts on “Enough Snow Already

  1. Yes! I feel like it all the time. And sometimes the Universe can be a real asshole haha. But other times I think it’s just telling us the things we need to hear 🙂 I wish it would snow enough to “run” in snowshoes here!

  2. That is nuts that you have to deal with all that so often! I can’t imagine running in snow shoes (I’ve never even worn a pair).
    I find that following my instincts is a good indicator of what the universe wants me to do, things seem to work out better than if I go against them.

    • It is nuts that we’re getting this much snow, it’s kind of unusual. Running in snow shoes makes you appreciate running on roads in just running shoes that much more. And yes, good ol’ instincts, it does seem best to follow them.

  3. I’d forgotten what it’s like to run in the cold. It’s so offputting! And I’m not anywhere near snowed-under, just a big soft-arse!

    • I forget quickly what it’s like to run in the snow and the cold until I have to do it again. Don’t say you’re a soft-arse, just say you’re taking some much needed down-time!

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